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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 03:22 PM
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President Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Marine Corps Cpl. Dakota Meyers - pics
President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Marine Corps Cpl. Dakota Meyers, 23, from Greensburg, Ky. , Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Cpl. Meyers was in Afghanistan's Kunar province in Sept. 2009 when he repeatedly ran through enemy fire to recover the bodies of fellow American troops. He is the first living Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.













U.S. first lady Michelle Obama hugs Mike Meyer, father of Dakota Meyer, after Dakota was awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House in Washington September 15, 2011. Former active duty Marine Corps Corporal Meyer, the third living recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, was awarded the Medal of Honor for saving 36 lives from an ambush while serving as a member of a Marine embedded training team in Afghanistan on September 8, 2009.




:patriot:




pics from daylife.com


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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 03:24 PM
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1. Those are some nice pics.
Semper Fi, Sgt Meyer. :patriot:

Thanks for the thread, Kadie.
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 07:08 PM
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11. .
:hi:

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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-11 10:36 AM
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20. .
:hi:
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 03:24 PM
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2. I'm speechless. n/t
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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 03:27 PM
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3. thanks for posting...
that man is a true HERO! :-)
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 04:01 PM
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9. +1000 glad he is alive to receive
Great pics! :patriot:
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ileus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 03:28 PM
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4. American proud....+1
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 03:28 PM
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5. thanks...n/t...
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 03:53 PM
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6. Great pictures.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 03:58 PM
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7. Thank you Dakota Meyers
I am a pacifist, but being a realist I respect you and know you have great courage. I would welcome you on my side.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 04:00 PM
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8. Nice pics
but I notice that Mike Meyer never smiles - war is pain.
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 04:23 PM
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10. What a brave young man.
Bless him
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 07:12 PM
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12. Outstanding!!
Edited on Thu Sep-15-11 07:13 PM by Major Hogwash
Great Marine, great name, and a great story.
I love this Marine.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 07:13 PM
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13. they had beer together before this
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 07:22 PM
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14. K & R
:thumbsup:
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 07:26 PM
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15. Bless his heart
The loss of life he witnessed that day is evident on his face. I hope he will get past the horrors of war and live a long and happy life.



:grouphug: :patriot:
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 08:05 PM
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16. He deserves it, but what about his partner who drove the Humvee?
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 10:34 PM
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17. My husband and I were talking about that
this evening. What happened to him? And why wasn't he recognized?
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-11 10:31 AM
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19. I believe he was awarded the Navy Cross.
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-11 10:36 AM
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21. Yes--he was awarded The Navy Cross...
...which is second only to the Medal of Honor:


Meyer and another Marine, Staff Sgt. Juan Rodriguez-Chavez, who received the Navy Cross for his actions that day, decided "we might as well go in there and help them," Meyer said.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44523883/ns/us_news-life


Semper Fi to boh of these Marines. :patriot:
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-11 10:28 AM
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18. Kick for Friday!
Semper Fi, Meyer!
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-11 11:09 AM
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22. Kick for Saturday!
These are great pictures. Thank you for putting them up at DU.
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